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Social Responsibility Charter


What is the Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter?

Lincoln city council recognise and encourage good employers in the city through Corporate Social Responsibility.

The aim of the Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter is to encourage organisations in Lincoln to undertake socially responsible activities which benefit both their employees and the local community.

Undertaking socially responsible activities not only benefits employees and the community but also benefits the local economy and the business.

Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter Ambassador

Examples of Activities that benefit the local community

Social Responsibility Charter


  • Reducing travel/air miles
  • Green space sponsorship
  • Reducing food waste
  • Commitment to plastic free initiatives and reduction in single use plastics


  • Fundraising for local charities
  • Sponsorship of local events/groups (financially)
  • Participation in World Hello Day
  • Food Bank collection/donation
  • Redistributing Food surpluses
  • Local recruitment
  • Contribute to a Lincoln Community Chest or other charitable fund


  • Work experience placements
  • Apprenticeships
  • Places for charities/community groups on workplace training
  • Sharing on the job skills in an educational setting


  • Offer of free meeting space/space for community group/charity meetings
  • Donation of surplus resources (for example furniture and stationery)
  • Offer of spare car parking for local charities/groups
  • Use services of local businesses/local products
  • Promotion and/or use of Fairtrade products


  • Blood & Organ Donation promotion to employees and service users
  • Dementia Friendly accreditation
  • Concessions (for example for students, older people, veterans, disabled people and the unemployed)
  • Active policies for healthy food

Examples of Activities that benefit employees

Terms and conditions

  • Time off for medical appointments
  • Consideration of flexible working requests beyond the statutory requirement
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Fair pay (real Living Wage)
  • Encouragement of healthy eating
  • Staff recognition scheme
  • Provision of paid compassionate leave
  • Disability Confident accreditation


  • Training and development (in addition to statutory training and development)
  • Employee volunteering (within work time)
  • Mentoring
  • Work shadowing


  • Occupational health service
  • Support for mental wellbeing
  • Implementation of a no smoking policy which includes external areas
  • Providing ‘stop smoking’ support
  • Promotion of healthy living - for example walk/cycle to work incentives including travel plans and advice on healthy eating
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